CLASS - September 19, 21, 26 and 28 3-5pm PT / 6-8pm ET

Writing for the Ear (but Speaking to the Heart)

Sounds obvious, but how do you tell a nonfiction story that is meant to be heard and felt? How should your audio inform your writing and how do you make sure that the story you tell is powerful and earnest word by word, from scene to scene and from beginning to end? This class will sharpen your writing skills, helping you to fine tune your own voice and your use of tape.

This class is in sold out. Please email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist. 
AIR members must log in to see discounted rate. 
Write your awesome label here.

About this class

  • September 19, 21, 26, 28, 2023.
  • 3-5pm PT / 6-8pm ET
  • 120 minutes
  • $370 AIR members 
    $425 non- member
  • Recorded for enrolled students
  • Payment plans starting at $47.
  • This class is in session. Please email [email protected] to be added to the waitlist. 
An intermediate/advanced storytelling class for those who already understand the basics of audio recording, script writing and basic editing. This class focuses on writing for long-form and/or narrative productions
Emphasis will be on documentary structure, scene creation, writing for the ear, developing a narrative voice, and point of view. Students will take part in basic field reporting, writing, editing, and in-class discussion. 

Who is this class for? 

  • Storytellers or aspiring storytellers already working in audio and/or video who can do basic recording, write scripts and/or edit audio.
  • If you tell stories that use sound, this class is for you.
  • Ideally, you have written audio scripts before and understand documentary practice.
Meet the instructor

Rux Guidi

Ruxandra has been telling stories for more than two decades. She is a member of two collaboratives: Fonografia Collective and Homelands Productions and contributor to various magazines and podcasts. Most recently, she was the host and reporter for Foreign Policy’s The Catch and story editor for Bone Valley. Currently, she’s editing two longform investigative podcasts for Audible.
Write your awesome label here.